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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Colorectal cancer survivors: an investigation of symptom burden and influencing factors

  All respondents (n = 496)a
n %
Gender
 Female 186 37.5
 Male 310 62.5
Age at survey
  ≤ 54 years 69 13.9
 55–64 years 130 26.2
 65–74 years 177 35.7
  ≥ 75 years 120 24.2
Marital status
 Single 36 7.4
 Married 369 75.6
 Separated / widowed 83 17.0
Highest education level
 Primary school 149 30.5
 Secondary school 230 47.1
 Third level 109 22.4
Site
 Colon 307 61.9
 Rectum 189 38.1
Stage at diagnosis
 Stage I 90 18.1
 Stage II 141 28.4
 Stage III 175 35.3
 Stage IV 36 7.3
 Unknown/unstaged 54 10.9
Time since diagnosis
  ≤ 1 year 186 37.5
 1–2 years 236 47.6
 2–3 years 74 14.9
Stoma
 Never had stoma 243 51.2
 Previous stoma 127 26.7
 Current stoma 105 22.1
Treatmentb
 Surgical resection 427 86.3
 Chemotherapy 139 28.1
 Radiotherapy 81 16.4
  1. aSome percentages calculated using denominator less than stated total due to missing data
  2. bTreatment within 1 year of diagnosis